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In the primitive state of company law, mining shares were often riskier than the
mines themselves. This trap for mining speculators was finally sealed in
November 1871. Victoria passed its famous No Liability Act for mining companies
, one of ...
The awakening was clear in mining methods and even clearer in metallurgy. ...
Most mining companies now employed their own assayer with his small furnace
and shelves of chemicals: a man from a school of mines who provided that ...
Britain lost interest in overseas mines even before it ceased to be the world's
great financier. When George Meudell went to London in 1908 to float a company
to mine brown coal in Victoria he found disillusionment with mining. London ...
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The history of mining is central to Australian history, from the gold rushes of the 1860's which brought hundreds of thousand of immigrants, to the mountain ranges of iron ore and immense natural gas ... Read full review